Woody Anderson

Bio
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Ski Sport Innovator

Woody Anderson had a multi-faceted skiing career. He has been a ski racer, instructor, ski school director, ski area manager, ski shop owner/operator, and ski area owner/operator, including owning and operating the Woodhaus Ski and Sports Shop in Brighton from 1966-1968.

Woody began teaching skiing in 1947 in Salt Lake City, Utah with the Deseret News Ski School. He joined the Brighton Ski School in 1948, and served as the Assistant Ski School Director from 1964 to 1968. He skied competitively for the Armed Forces during the war.

In 1964, he became the Ski School Director at the newly opened Park City Ski Area in Park City, Utah. He was named General Manager of the ski area in 1966, and served in both positions until 1971, when he was appointed Vice President and General Manager.

From 1963 to 1967, Woody was the owner and operator of the Miner's Camp Ski & Sport Shop in Park City. In 1973, he became the owner and President of Pomerelle Ski Resort in Albion, Idaho. He was also owner and operator of Magic Mountain Ski resort in Twin Falls, Idaho from 1977 to 1984.

As one of the original founders of the Intermountain Ski Instructors Association (ISIA), Woody served as the Secretary, Certification Chairman and President, and was a member of the Board of Directors from 1962 to 1969.

He served as National Certification Chairman for the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) in 1968, and that same year was a U.S. Official Delegate to the 8th Interski (International Ski Congress) in Aspen, Colorado.